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Timeline: 1982

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 20, 1982 Milan-San Remo Marc Gomez (Fra) 294 km
April 4, 1982 Tour of Flanders Rene Martens (Bel) 267 km
April 11, 1982 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Silvano Contini (Ita) 270 km
April 18, 1982 Paris-Roubaix Jan Raas (Hol) 244 km
April 21-May 10, 1982 Vuelta a Espana Marino Lejarreta (Spa) 19 Stages, 3,457 km
May 13-June 7, 1982 Giro d'Italia Bernard Hinault (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,010 km
June 25-July 19, 1982 Tour de France Bernard Hinault (Fra) 21 Stages, 3,510 km
August 30, 1982 World Championships Giuseppe Saronni (Ita) Greenwood, GBR 275.1 km

October 17, 1982

Giro di Lombardia Giuseppe Saronni (Ita) Milan-Como, 248 km

•  AT&T - the communications giant agreed to divest itself of 22 subdivisions.

•  Air France - a jumbo jet crashed into the 14 th Street Bridge shortly after take off from Washington, D.C.'s National Airport. The crash killed 78 people.

•  Wall of Tears - the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall was dedicated Nov. 13, 1982 in Washington, D.C.

•  Japan - the compact disc (CD) made its debut in Japan.

•  Falklands War - a conflict between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falkland Islands caused military tensions. The conflict lasted from April 2 to June 20.

Notable Deaths -
Princess Grace of Monaco, 1929-1982
, Grace Kelly was an award winning American actress who became the Princess of Monaco. She was killed in a freak car accident in Monaco.

Satchel Paige, 1906-1982, was one the greatest baseball pitchers of all times. Paige started pitching professionally in 1926 and ended his career in 1965. After years in the Negro American League , he entered Major League Baseball (MLB) when the restrictions were lifted on black players in 1948. He became the oldest rookie in MLB history at the age of 42.

 

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